Quails' Gate Estate Winery Dry Riesling 2011
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Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine
Reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Our Riesling is handpicked and sourced entirely from vines in our Quails’ Gate Estate vineyards. The deep roots that extend into the subsoils of the Boucherie Mountain slopes bring more complex mineral and slate notes to the fruit. This wine is cold fermented in stainless tanks with French and German cultivated yeast strains to add complexity and character. Classic aged Riesling characteristics will develop in the bottle over a 2–3 year period and will reward careful cellaring of 5 – 10 years.|
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.